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Solar Eclipse in New Jersey – Great Meadows

August 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Come and witness one of the most amazing astronomical events of your lifetime in New Jersey. Watch the lights go out as the Moon passes in front of the Sun, making for an exceptional show at UACNJ. We will be here to share this amazing astronomical event with all who attend. There will be solar telescopes to safely view the sun, and we will be assisting with solar photography if you are interested in taking pictures. Make sure you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. We also have our Free Family Astronomy Field Day at UACNJ on September 16th, 2017. Mark your calendars and additional details will be out soon.
All of our events at UACNJ are free, but donations are greatly appreciated to help us fund our facilities and future public programs. Visit for additional details about the observatory, or to make a donation.


To learn about other solar eclipse events in New Jersey, please visit this article, Where to Watch The Solar Eclipse in New Jersey.

Where to Watch The Solar Eclipse in New Jersey


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